Any wisdom given because of our meditation practice is given as gift. This gift must serve the leaving of conscious self and not become a distraction to it. Wisdom rises from the heart. Wisdom which is the love-life of God moving and acting within us can then enlighten the intellect about the meditation experience while this intellect is passive, that is, while the intellect is not relying on the senses to make sense of the experience.
It is in this way that our mind and our intellect are transformed, or divinised, by divine Love. It happens without us knowing about it, without us being aware of it, because the desires to know and be aware are let go, put aside, forgotten. In this way wisdom can have its unimpeded way with us. Divinisation is the Christ consciousness within becoming more and more uniquely our consciousness. As St. This is something our intellect, by itself, will never understand.
When inner sense is quiet, when consciousness has forgotten itself, divinisation happens.
It is a full yes that we grow into over time as we grow into our own forgetting. This process of forgetting is deeply relational.
Any love relationship will invite us to put the other first, to practice the forgetting of our own ego-selves. A relationship with divinity the relationship within all relationships is no different.
Because it is so relational and loving, the yes we say to God is a yes of faith. Each time of meditation is a yes of growing faithfulness.
To self-consciousness this yes can feel like risk. To our deeper selves this yes is as natural as breathing. So what of my breathing and its relationship to the mantra? Well, it does seem that wisdom often speaks with analogy.
Without analogy we can engage too much in analysis and rationality. While ever attention is on the mantra this continues. As soon as attention falls away from the mantra the divine glow coming from these embers ceases.
The glow from the embers is warm and consoling. Its warmth is peace and joy. These are some of the fruits of the Spirit that St.
It's been three months and I'm still only about a fourth of the way through. Other editions. She can rescue herself. Anne Calhoun is one of my very favorite authors, but she loves HFN and I like more closure than that I enjoyed this book. He wants more than sex. The tops of her thighs. There was music here, and other art.
Paul writes of to the Galatians They are available for all. It was short and yet felt as if I got a full-length book. I love when stories can do that! I felt so awful for Thea, and yet I loved the way Ronan was able to pull her out of her head, out of herself and into the land of the living.
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Thea really was almost zombie-like in the way that she just went through life, never really living. I was desperate for her to feel something almost as much as Ronan was , and once she finally came to, it was like she was opening her eyes for the first time.
I loved the way Ronan used their kinky sex as the way to show her just how important HE was, and not the sex in general. I thought that the sexy times with Ronan and Thea were just as hot and engaging as her more BDSM based stories, and the different kinks were fun to read about. I loved both Ronan and Thea as characters as well, and hated saying goodbye once the novella ended. Calhoun fans are definitely in for a treat with this story!
I give Breath on Embers a B. MinnChica can usually be found with her nose in a book or nook , and can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, on her lunch break. She's so addicted to reading that her family frequently threatens to host an intervention.
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